Faculty News

Smith, Students Present at Religion Conference

Ripon College Professor Brian Smith, Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values, made a presentation at the Spring Conference of the American Academy of Religion’s Midwest Region at Ohio Northern University on April 4 and 5. Smith’s paper was titled, “Ambiguous Prophetic Role of the Catholic Church Under Authoritarian Regimes: The Chilean Bishops’ Response to the… Continue reading

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Art Faculty in the News

Rafael Salas, associate professor of art at Ripon College, recently authored a review in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel of “Magic Mud: Masterworks in Clay from RAM’s Collection,” an exhibit currently showing at Racine Art Museum. Salas, a painter and a regular contributor to the Journal Sentinel’s Art City section, writes that the exhibit displays, “a curatorial gravity that is both… Continue reading

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Pleiss Morris Receives National Recognition

Ann Pleiss Morris, assistant professor of English at Ripon College, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 30 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so… Continue reading

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Scott Presents Religion Research in United Kingdom

Pieper Scholar and professor of religion David W. Scott recently presented research entitled “Religious Organizations as Migratory Systems: Methodist Chinese in Malaysia” at the Migration and Mission in Christian History conference, which was hosted by the American Society of Church History and the Ecclesiastical History Society at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, UK, from April 3-5. Scott was among 100 scholars,… Continue reading

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Margaretten Authors Chapter in New Volume

Molly Margaretten, Ripon College Assistant Professor of Anthropology, penned a chapter in a newly released edited volume titled Ekhaya: The Politics of Home in KwaZulu-Natal. The text was edited by Meghan Healy-Clancy and Jason Hickel. According to the book’s publisher, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, this volume’s, “essays explore major themes in African and global history, including the colonial manipulation of… Continue reading

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Messitte discusses intelligence oversight in Sun-Times

In an opinion editorial published in the Chicago Sun-Times titled “Going after the CIA’s new family jewels,” Ripon College President Zach Messitte argues for a fundamental shift in intelligence oversight “that better informs the public and conforms U.S. policy to U.S. values.” The op-ed, co-authored by DC lawyer David Halperin, is in response to public comments made in March by… Continue reading

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